Rosedale Technical College’s 3rd Toys from Techs Toy Drive kicks off on Monday, November 19.  This year, toys collected will again benefit Beverly’s Birthdays, a Pittsburgh nonprofit organization that  provides birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in-need.  Beverly’s Birthdays believes in spreading birthday cheer 365 days a year and that every child, regardless of personal or financial circumstances, deserves a special birthday.

In March of 2011, Beverly’s Birthdays founder, Megs Yunn, met a young girl, Beverly, who shared with Ms. Megs that she had never had her own birthday party or even her own slice of birthday cake.  Inspired by Beverly’s story, Megs decided to start an organization that provides birthday celebrations for homeless children in the Pittsburgh Region.

Beverly’s Birthdays currently partners with agencies across the Pittsburgh region to ensure that no child is forgotten on his/her special day. Since their inception, Beverly’s Birthdays has helped over 20,000 children experience birthday cheer!

Last year, Rosedale Technical College collected over 700 toys for the organization and hopes to exceed that number this year.  In order to do that,

We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages newborn to teenager (0-21).

Toys can be dropped off inside the main office during regular business hours (Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) or in the big blue donation bin, located outside the main office building (215 Beecham Drive, Suite 2, Pittsburgh, PA).  A school bus will be parked next to the donation bin to mark the drop off location.

Some suggested items that can be donated include:

  • Books (all ages)
  • Size 1 Diapers
  • Toddler/Baby toys
  • Board Games
  • Disney Princesses
  • Superheroes
  • Coloring Books (all ages)
  • Kids Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Craft Kits
  • Axe Body Spray Kits
  • Makeup/Bath Kits
  • Make Believe Sets (doctor, chef, etc.)
  • Movie Theater Boxed Candy
  • Sporting Goods
  • Baseball Caps

(Please no toy weapons — Nerf guns, air soft guns, plastic swords, plastic knives, etc.)

For a print-friendly list, click Here.

If you are company that would like to have a drop off box, please let us know and we would be happy to provide one for you.

If you have any questions about the Toys from Techs Toy Drive, please call (800) 521-6262.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.



I have been around a lot of technical education environments over the years. Rosedale is unique in that they can offer the whole package—passionate staff, first-class facilities, and a top-notch education. They strive to continually improve in all areas which reflects in the quality of students they are putting out into the field. I would highly suggest if you are considering a technical education, to contact them, visit the school, and you will see first hand.

Robert Rose

Rosedale Technical College offers the best education and training in the trades and automotive in Pennsylvania. Students learn from accomplished instructors, and employers know they are getting the top graduates in their fields. I know many proud parents of Rosedale Tech graduates. They really are producing the workforce that keeps our economy running.

Nick Bonesso

I loved my experience at Rosedale and wouldn’t change anything. If you are looking to become a master tradesman or woman, then Rosedale is the school for you… Thank you Rosedale for the wonderful experience!

Rosedale Tech Student

I’ve learned 2 trades here… automotive [technology] and welding. Both trades have had wonderful teachers, the staff is very friendly, and very well managed all around. I’m very grateful to have gone here, and they are very supportive of us veterans. I would most definitely recommend Rosedale as it was recommended to me.

Russ Baroni

Rosedale didn’t really… They didn’t do the numbers thing. Which is what I always… heard about tech schools, tech colleges. If you had issues at home, issues with babysitters, attendance… they’d move the world to accommodate what you needed. And give you every tool that you needed to be able to graduate and actually apply yourself in the real world. So they took me from a cook who was a part-time dishwasher, and I worked myself in the automotive field all the way up.


Just the Rosedale name changed my life. Because anytime I tell anybody that I graduated from Rosedale… every time… their whole perception changes… I never would have worked for Comcast if it weren’t for the Rosedale name… I truly know that… Rosedale’s given me life. Rosedale has given me the ability to succeed in life. And I thank them for that.


The employees here do everything they can to make sure you are ready to go out in the field… They will help you find a job. They will help you with your resume… I think the interview class here… it’s very valuable. They teach you how to sit down in a professional manner and talk to someone and highlight your skills… If you take that class and you do really well… you are going to have a great-paying job. And you’re going to have a bright future.

Justin Piot

College or military, that’s what everyone was doing. That’s what we were told to do all through… school. When I came… to Rosedale, it was a different type of schooling. Because they are actually interested in what you’re learning… You’re not just being forced different subjects upon you. And once a week we are able to get hands-on… do projects out in the facility. Which really gave you a leg up when you went into interviews and they asked you ‘Now do you have any experience?

Shawn Fossett